U.S Military Intervention in Iraq

This paper is an analysis of the war split into three sections. The first looks to place the Iraq War and its initial objectives within the various theoretical frameworks about interventions. The second section synthesizes existing literature to analyze three major ground realities that the U.S administration ignored while assessing a post-Saddam Iraq. The last section makes a case for three major consequences of the intervention, with regards to the current state of world affairs. By doing so, this paper aims to understand why the U.S intervened and who stood to benefit from it turning into an all-out war.